Gateway Natural Area

Gateway Natural Area


5216 Poudre Canyon Highway
CO / Larimer

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The Gateway Natural Area offers a variety of recreational pursuits including nature trails, boat putins and take outs, picnic facilities, and of course fishing. The Gateway Natural Area is open Dawn to Dusk year round. The park gates  close automatically at dusk and there is no way back thru the area after dusk.

A $7 Fee per vehicle is required. All groups/events exceeding 15 people require a Special Use Permit or shelter reservation.  Fishing upstream of the confluence of the North Fork and the Poudre River(immediately upstream of the first two bridges within Gateway) is “Catch and Release Only” and artificial flies and lures only.

The Gateway Natural Area has a map with satellite view


From Fort Collins, head north on Shields St until you reach Hwy 287 (College Ave). Turn left (west) onto Hwy 287 North and proceed .5 miles before turning left (west) onto Hwy 14/Poudre Canyon Rd. Continue 5.4 miles and then turn right (north) into Gateway Natural Area.


Gateway Natural Area Rules

Gateway Natural Area Safety and River Map

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